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 Post subject: Re: Tomb of Horrors OOC:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:33 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Tomb of Horrors OOC:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:24 am 
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Hi, trying to remember what can be done with the NWP Galan has I read about other NWPs and saw the "Fortune telling" proficiency.
It is nice proficiency for roll playing. The fortune telling is "always" fake, and upon check you know if it is believed or not.
BUT... It is said that on roll of '1' the fortune telling becomes true. So this is VERY powerful proficiency.
Here is a list of fortune telling that you can constantly "wish" for yourself and your friends or your enemies and statistically you could win it and lose nothing:
1. You will find unimaginable fortune (or holy sword) behind THAT door.
2. You will completely heal within the hour.
3. You will die by the next hit. (tell it to a dragon and throw a sling stone at it :))

What do you think about it?


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 Post subject: Re: Tomb of Horrors OOC:
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frankly, that sounds like metagaming. And even so Galan wouldn't know what the percentage was. also 5% chance for it to come true? seems awfully high if you are making it up


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:57 pm 
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About the second part of your sentence. I agree there is small chance he will learn the percentage (he need to use it a lot and note that sometimes his BS becomes true). Also small chance he will use it during adventures for important fortune telling (more likely for small BS that would probably can be interpreted in many ways, as all liars do) , so there is very small chance he will learn to use it as super-wish. Still, there is that chance and it seems like an amazing breach.

About the first part of the sentence, what is metagaming?


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 Post subject: Re: Tomb of Horrors OOC:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:11 pm 
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metagaming_(role-playing_games)
Metagaming is a term used in role-playing games, which describes a player's use of real-life knowledge concerning the state of the game to determine their character's actions, when said character has no relevant knowledge or awareness under the circumstances.


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 Post subject: Re: Tomb of Horrors OOC:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:01 am 
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Thank you for the clarification.
Well, all role playing uses some real life knowledge that it is difficult to bargain the character could know it. But this is indeed an example where the gap between the RL player and the character knowledge is huge. Still, one could weave the story around and create a situation where these knowledge would come available in the game and so...

Anyway, non has this NWP anyway and now even if we get it we will not use it to wish vorpal sword to existence in our hands :)


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